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Budget Analyst Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of budget analysts in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare budget analyst salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Budget Analysts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,830
25th Percentile Wage
$58,740
50th Percentile Wage
$72,150
75th Percentile Wage
$90,120
90th Percentile Wage
$104,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for budget analysts in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) budget analysts is $104,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid budget analysts is $48,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of budget analysts in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201672,1503.89%7.04%
201569,340-0.37%-
201469,6001.12%-
201368,8202.54%-
201267,070--

Compare Budget Analyst Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of budget analysts in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for budget analyst occupations is the federal government, including usps industry with an annual salary $78,750. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $62,450). For detailed budget analyst salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal government, including USPS
$78,750
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$78,530
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$72,150
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$71,050
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$69,390
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$69,120
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$62,950
State government, including schools and hospitals
$62,450

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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